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JIPMER Examination: A complete guide

JIPMER Examination: A complete guide


Updated as on April 5, 2018


Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research in Puducherry is one of the leading Medical Institutions of India. JIPMER imparts Undergraduate (UG), Postgraduate (PG) and Super Specialty Medical Training through a working hospital (JIPMER Hospital) with bed strength of Sanctioned 2134 and a Nursing College.

M.B.B.S., B.Sc., M.Sc., M.D., M.S, Degree Courses are offered in 43 disciplines.

The institute conducts its own entrance examination. MBBS course duration is 4 years and 6 months as per the Academic Calendar of JIPMER followed by ONE year of Compulsory Rotatory Internship for award of Degree.


JIPMER 2018 Examination

Date schedule for JIPMER Exam 2018

Please find below the date schedule for JIPMER entrance examination:



Online registration starting date

07th March 2018 11.00 AM

online registration Last date

13th April 2018 5.00 PM

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21st May 2018 10.00 AM to

03rd June 8.00 AM

Exam date

03rd June 2018


On or before 20th June 2018

Seats available

200 seats (150 seats at JIPMER, Puducherry + 50 seats at JIPMER, Karaikal)

Minimum age limit

17 years of age as of December 31, 2018


Fee Details for JIPMER Exam 2018:

For General & Others

Rs.1500/- + Transaction Fees


Rs.1200/- +  Transaction Fees


Rs.3000 + Transaction charges

Persons with disabilities(PWD)

Application Fees Exempted


Exam Pattern for JIPMER Exam 2018:


  • Mode of Exam: The exam will be conducted through CBT (Computer Based Test).
  • Duration: The exam duration will be 2 ½ hours.
  • Exam Shifts: First Shift (10:00 AM to 12:30 PM) and Second Shift (3:00 PM to 5:30 PM).
  • Type of Question: Questions will be Objective Type (Multiple Choice and Reason - Assertion type).
  • No. of Question: Total 200 questions will be asked in the examination.
  • Language: Question paper will be provided only in English.
  • Marking Scheme: Four marks will be given for each correct answer.
  • Negative Marking: One mark will be deducted for incorrect answer.

Apart from Physics, Chemistry and Biology the examination paper consists of questions from English Language and Logical & Quantitative Reasoning as well. The marks distribution is listed below:


No. of Question







English Language and Comprehension


Logical & Quantitative Reasoning





Syllabus of JIPMER Entrance Exam 2018

English Language and Comprehension:

  • Section A: Reading Unseen Passages and Note-Making
  • Section B: Writing Skills
  • Section C: Literature and Long Reading


Logic and Quantitative Reasoning:

Coding and Decoding, Figure Completion Test, Substitution, Blood Relationships, Theme Detection, Number and Alphabetical Series, Quantitative Aptitude, etc.



Electricity, Electromagnetic Induction & Alternating Current, Thermodynamics, Optics, Electromagnetic Waves,  Electrostatics, Electronic Devices, Nature of Matter, Atoms & Nuclei, Electronic Devices and Communication Systems,  Magnetic effect of current & Magnetism.



Surface Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Biomolecules, Alcohols, Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acid, Phenols & Ethers, D & F Block Elements, P Block Elements, Halo Alkanes and Haloarenes, Polymers, Solid State, Solutions, Chemistry in Everyday Life, Chemical Kinetics, Organic Compounds containing Nitrogen, Coordination Compounds, Isolation of Elements



Structural Organization in Plants and Animals, Cell Structure and Function, Human Physiology, Biotechnology, Diversity in Living Organisms, Genetics and Evolution, Biology and Human Warfare, Plant Physiology, Ecology and Environment.


Eligibility Criteria:

(i) The Applicant should be an Indian National / Overseas Citizen of India.

(ii) He/she has completed age of 17 years at the time of admission or will complete the age on or before 31st December 2018, the year of his/her admission to the 1st year M.B.B.S., i.e. they should have been born on or before 01-01-2002. (Request for relaxation from the prescribed age limit will not be considered for any category of applicants).

No upper age limit.

(iii) The applicants should have passed the qualifying examinations in the manner mentioned below:

(a) The Higher / Senior Secondary Examination or the Indian School Certificate:- Examination which is equivalent to 10+2 Higher / Senior Secondary Examination after a period of 12 years study, the last two years of such study comprising Physics, Chemistry, Biology / Bio-technology (which shall include practical tests in these subjects) or any other elective with English at a level not less than the core course for English as prescribed by the National Council of Educational Research and Training after introduction of the 10+2+3 educational structure as recommended by the National Committee on Education (Annexure - I lists the examinations recognized by JIPMER)

(b) The Candidates who have passed the qualifying examination other than those mentioned in the list , will have to submit an Eligibility Certificate before admission is finalized. Obtaining such an Eligibility Certificate from Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi is essential for OCI/NRI for admission to JIPMER M.B.B.S. Course.

(c) The applicant must have passed in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology / Biotechnology and English individually and must have obtained a minimum of 60% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry, Biology / Biotechnology at the qualifying examination.

(d) For candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribe or Other Backward Classes / OPH the minimum marks obtained in the Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Biotechnology taken together in the qualifying examination is 50%.

(d) For OPH candidates in general category the minimum marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Biotechnology taken together in the qualifying examination is 50%.

How to apply:

1) Candidates seeking admission to entrance examination are required to apply online mode only. (Any other mode of application will not be accepted.)

2) Log on to link in the Home page and navigate to the link

“Apply online MBBS admission – 2018”.

3) Read the prospectus and instruction carefully.

4) The flow chart for filling application on-line given as Appendix (ANNEXURE – V) in the Prospectus.

5) The candidate should acquaint himself/herself with all requirements with regard to filling up the application online.


How to prepare for the examinations:

The syllabus of the examination is mostly aligned with other medical exams like NEET and AIIMS. Candidates need to practice consistently to increase their speed and accuracy. 

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